Haryana government has decided that the permission for conversion of residential plots into guest houses in respect of the sites situated within the limits of Municipal Corporations, Councils and Committees would henceforth be granted by Director, Urban Local Bodies (ULB) or any other officer authorized by Urban Local Bodies Department.

A spokesperson of Town and Country Planning Department said, “However, the permission for the sites situated outside the limits of Municipal Corporations, Councils and Committees would be granted by Director, Town and Country Planning Department.”

Earlier, the Town and Country Planning Department was granting the said permission for sites situated within the limits of MCs.

It was 2013, the Haryana government had come out with the said policy granting permission for setting up of guest or boarding house.

It was decided that permission would also be given to inbuilt or undeveloped or non-constructed allotted plots in area of HUDA or Licenced area, if the owners produce allotment letter and or conveyance deed.

It was made clear that the site should be located on the sector road with service road where the land for sector road was acquired and the service road was functional.

The owner was liable to pay 50 per cent commercial conversion charges prescribed for “up to 150 per cent FAR”, as per Schedule-IV of Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Rules, 1965.